Which tests are done to exclude other diagnoses on the differential for chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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To exclude other diagnoses on the differential such as infections, stones, abscesses, obstruction, or prostate cancer, further tests can be done, including the following:

  • Urethral swab and culture 
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections 
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing 
  • Uroflowmetry 
  • Retrograde urethrography 
  • Cystoscopy 
  • Prostate biopsy 
  • Transrectal ultrasound 
  • Renal ultrasound 
  • Prostate biopsy 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan

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